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Zolpidem Dosage 20mg
My husband is 6' 10" tall and weighs in excess of 350 pounds. The 10 mg dosage of Ambien (zolpidem) does not work for him. Can he take more due to size/weight?
I've been taking two Ambien (zolpidem) cr at night instead of one because I got used to dosage. Is this safe? Could it kill me? I know others do it.
Discuss with ur Dr: Regarding this matter. Taking any medications beyond the recommended dose will give d potential for a cardiovascular event or respiratory xompromise. God bless you. Http://www. Rxlist. Com/ambien-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm. Http://www. Rxlist. Com/ambien-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm. Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/art. Asp? Articlekey=47584. ...Read more
I've been taking 20mg Ambien (zolpidem) for years; my insurance now won't pay for 2 10mg tablets. What are equivalent dosages of Triazolam, Sonota, and Restoril?
Each: Medication is different so I would talk to your doctor and try the new medicine to see which one works best for you. So it will be trial of each. Adjusting the dose as needed ...Read more
Doc gave me 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) (30 pills) in Sept. Since then I've taken 16 pills total cutting it into 1/4 to 1/2 of dosage. Is this small amount addicting?
I just took 2 pills of Ambien (zolpidem) to overcome my insomnia. I also have moderate obstructive sleep apnea. How safe is this dosage 20 mg.
My girlfriend took 3 Ambien (zolpidem) and 3 lorazipam. Her normal dose is 1 pill of each. How concerned should I be? What should I look out for?
I'm prescribed 10mg Ambien (zolpidem) to take every night, and been on it for 5+ months. I've built up a tolerance, is there a higher dose I can take?
No: Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg is the maximum dose. The problem with ALL the tranquilizer type sleep meds is you build a tolerance to them and they don't work after a while. This is why it's best not to take these every night. Taking them every 2-3 nights works better. Alternative meds that could help with sleep are Trazodone, Remeron, or Vistaril. These often are not addicting/do not cause tolerance. ...Read more
I suffer insomnia since I was young IV been on melatonin then I was on zolpidem 20mg now I'm on zopiclone15mg can I go on a higher dose or dif tablets?
Insomnia treatment: Zopiclone is used to treat insomnia.The average dose for adults is 5.0-7.5 mg at bedtime. Using it at higher doses increases the risk of side effects and addiction. Contacting your doctor to discuss alternatives and not stopping the medication on your own acutely is important to avoid withdrawal and other problems. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can be a useful treatment for insomnia. ...Read more
I have taken my dose of miclizine. Can I take a half of Ambien (zolpidem) if I can't sleep? Last night I couldn't sleep.
Sleepless: Try going to bed at the same time every night. Turn off your electronic devices and stop texting an hour before bedtime. Listen to relaxing music an take a warm bath. ...Read more
Can I take zolpidem as needed? I've been on it for 1 month and off for 5days. I'm having insomnia tonight can I take the 10mg dose?
Sleep Hygiene: I agree with dr. Conovalciuc. See that you are also on diazepam. Both Ambien (zolpidem) & diazepam can be addicting. Have you & your physician tried any sleep medications that don't lead to tolerance? Good sleep hygiene is also very important. Here is some sleep hygiene information. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time >. ...Read more
NuQuil: Not bad, but let your doctor know. ...Read more
I have taken my dose of Suboxone at 5pm. Would it be safe to take an Ambien (zolpidem) to help me sleep? It is now 12:30am.
10 mg ambien (zolpidem) no longer works for me and my insurance no longer covers CR dose. What should I expect if I approach my doc about this? 2 yrs on ambien (zolpidem)
Insomnia, Ambien (zolpidem):
I understand your need to have good sleep.
After using Ambien (zolpidem) for 2 years, you have developed Tolerance, so it is not effective any more.
Ambien (zolpidem) CR will not be effective either.
Insomnia is a symptom of effects of stress in your life for which Therapy, Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation are beneficial.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy, discuss anti-anxiety medications and follow through ...Read more
Can I take a Zolpidem (Ambien (zolpidem)) 10 hours after my last dose of Vicodin? I took 4 Vicodins at 12:15 p.m. and I took the Ambien (zolpidem) at 10:00 p.m. yesterday.
Ambien (zolpidem): Should be ok. Have good nite.Get a more detailed answer ›
I take trazodone1x50mg at night and low-dose Ambien (zolpidem) taken as needed. Trazodone doesn't seem to get me to sleep; may I add half an ambien (zolpidem)?
See below: Questions about changing medications or doses of current meds are best addressed to the doc who proscribed them. A more natural option might be the addition of melatonin before bedtime. Discuss with doc. Also important to ascertain cause (s) of insomnia—stress, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, eating too much too late, noisy environment, bright lights. Establish sleep regimen. ...Read more
Request Ambien (zolpidem) taper schedule. Current dose = Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and Ambien (zolpidem) cr 6.5mg q.D. At bed for ssri taper. 1 month clear of ssri, doing well...Desire taper from ambien (zolpidem). Otc meds (melatonin) help?
Work w/your doctor: For this question, it's best to work with your own physician so that you and s/he can be on the same page together. You need to be followed so that help is available if any of your symptoms return, etc. ...Read more
In Ambien (zolpidem) for 2 wks. Was 5 mg but doc upped to 7.5 2 days ago. Very dizzy this afternoon. Possibly med related? Been 19 hrs since last dose.
I don't know if: Your dizziness is related to your medication. Dizziness/ light headedness and sedation can occur. If chronic sleep medication is needed then there are many options besides ambien (zolpidem). Ensure you are using excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs. ...Read more
She's been on 10 mg / daily of Ambien (zolpidem) for 28 days. She doesn't like how it makes her feel, so she skipped last night's dose. Today she's lightheaded and dizzy. She doesn't want to take this medicine any more. Can she safely stop?
Taper: Hi, due to possible withdrawal symptoms that she has a taper off the medication would be ideal. Try full dose and half dose every other day for one week, the next week go to half dose every day and finally half dose every other day with none on the other days for one week and off. She should also talk to the doctor about how the medicine is making her feel. ...Read more
I have been taking generic Ambien (zolpidem) for 2wks, and I still have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep I asked to be started on lightest dose?
Ambien (zolpidem): It is made to work within 15mn and not work after 2-3hours, but once launched into sleep, the sleep can go on all night. But if you wake up after a few hours, need to stop it immediately as it is not made for your actual condition. Need to treat the cause of insomnia, which is the most frequent symptom of most mental problem. Not treat just the symptom while disease worsens unavoidably. Rx early. ...Read more
Can I take a low dose Ambien (zolpidem) with and OTC sleep aid...Two Ambien (zolpidem) (or the stronger dose) leaves me groggy in the am...One I only sleep 4-5 hours?
I took one dose of zolpidem and was hearing voices, is that a normal side effect? Have had trouble sleeping so took a zolpidem
Per drugs. Com the side effects of zolpidem are:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, eyes, throat, or tongue; throat closing; unusual hoarseness); abnormal thinking; behavior changes; chest pain; confusion; decreased coordination; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; memory problems (eg, memory loss); new or worsening mental or mood changes (eg, aggression, agitation, anxiety, depression); severe dizziness; severe or persistent nausea or vomiting; shortness of breath; suicidal thoughts or actions; vision changes.
If you experience any of these you should consult with the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Took Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and alprazolam. 5mg at same tonight by accident. Also take liptior /lisiopril/levothyroxine daily. Took low dose on both. Ok to sleep?
Take u med the way: Prescribed and do not experiment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Just wanted to know if the following medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding: ambien/zolpidem, melatonin, low dose aspirin.
Probably: We have little evidence about any harmful effects. Trust what your OB/GYN suggests to you. If you continue to have concerns, get a second opinion. ...Read more
Dr stopped my Ambien (zolpidem) for insomnia. Tried Trazadone 25 mg. For 1 month, lethargy next day unbearable. Now I'm to take 10 mg melatonin, as 5mg did nothing. Seems like huge dose. Ambien (zolpidem) worked perfectly.?
Sleep aids: Ambien (zolpidem) is generally a very safe medication when used as prescribed ensuring that you don't consume alcohol or take with other sleep meds. I would recommend discussing with your doctor why the ambien (zolpidem) was stopped. Melatonin 10mg is not excessive and although is at the higher end of the usual dosage, is very safe. If this works for you, I would stick with melatonin as the side effects are less. ...Read more